We are an approved vendor in several school districts across 29 states and expanding our reach weekly. Additionally, we are a Title II, Media and Diversification Program approved on the federal level. We understand that the current workload for today’s teachers is exhaustive and it is important to us that the utilization of our materials is concise, user friendly and doesn't create additional work for the teacher. As we consider the current situation and the very real possibility that our students will be learning virtually, it is our goal to ensure that we provide our educators and students with appropriate and easily accessible tools while following any and all district guidelines. Each classroom packet contains a student copy of the full journal as well as 3 copies for each teacher 2 of which can be shared with aides and assistant staff. In addition, we provide a vocabulary sheet, a teacher’s key and a suggestion lesson guide based on the state’s guidelines for that particular grade level and subject. If you need more than a classroom set of: lesson guides, vocabulary sheets or teacher's key, we will provide those to you at no additional cost.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
We understand the importance of the HBCU’s in American history and in today’s society. Not only are we part of schools' Black Studies Programs, we are always looking for great people to join us and help get “The Journal” into as many hands as we can. If you would like to explore career opportunities with us, please send an email and we’ll get back to you with all the details.
Fundraising: We are available for you to use as a fundraising tool. Whether raising much needed monies for your schools' general fund, for the Athletic Department, your Greek Organization or a cause you support, we will work with you to make sure you have the most successful fundraiser. Please send us an email and tell what we can do to help.
Conventions and Events
We attend many conventions and events around the country. We need responsible and enthusiastic people to work with us at those events. We pay for the booth as well as any and all insurance and permit requirements. In addition to a large percentage of each sale, we provide a meal allowance for each day of the event. While we strive to know of the events and conventions, please let us know if you are aware of an opportunity in your town or surrounding area. Please call us or send an email. We’ll get back to you with the information and details.
We have a long history raising money for churches. We have a variety of ways to help your church raise money for your needs. Whether it’s to retire a mortgage, fund an after-school program, summer camp or for any purpose. A couple of important notes about our fundraising philosophy. One; we designed every fundraiser to bring in money from OUTSIDE your church's congregants. It doesn’t do you much good if you keep going to your own congregation. The second note is we keep the identity of every church that chooses us to help raise funds confidential. Only you and your members will know how much you raised or that there even was a fundraiser.
Fundraising: all of our fundraising programs are designed to be completed in two weeks. We can run longer, but the reasoning for the two week period is instill a sense of urgency with your congregants and for the church to have the money as soon as possible. Another aspect of using ‘The Journal’ for fundraising is the church has their money upfront.
You collect all the money, tabulate the number of orders and send us the balance. You don’t ever wait for money. We provide packets to every participating congregant that gives them the tools to make your drive successful. Ask about our ‘Speaker’s Bureau’ as another way to raise money for your church.
Families can use ‘The Journal’ to raise money for their Family Reunions. In addition, we can provide books and T-Shirts as prizes and gifts to your family. Please send us an email and tell us what you need. We’ll customize a program specifically for your family.
Urban Leagues and Black Chambers of Commerce
We have worked with local Urban Leagues and Black Chambers of Commerce to help create jobs in their communities. In addition, we have education initiatives that we can incorporate into the local programs. If you are a member of a local Urban League or Black Chamber of Commerce, please send us an email and let’s see if we can work together for a common goal. Send us an email and we’ll get back to you with all the details.
Adjudicated Reform and Education Programs
We have taken a look at what happens to our youth when they are put into the ‘system’. There isn’t much in the way of education or training. We want to establish a program whereby non-violent and non-predatory incarcerated young men and women get a chance to find alternative avenues to support themselves and their families. Too many of these young men and women have not been afforded an alternative. We want to change the narrative from ‘at-risk youth’ to ‘young men and women with promise. If you know of a young men or women his is currently incarcerated, about to be released or has been released, please call us or send an email and we’ll get back to you to see what we can do to help that person get back on track.
Museums and Libraries
We are a part of many African-American Museums' book stores. In fact, we are often the number one selling book in these stores. If you are affiliated with a museum, please send us an email. We provide books and materials at a substantial discount in order for you to greatly profit from sales. Additionally, if you are associated with a library, we offer a discount on books so you can add them to your shelves. Send us an email and we’ll get back to you with all the details.
We have, since our inception in 2005, given back a significant portion of our gross revenue. We started out giving back 45%, on average, of every dollar of revenue received. We are proud and glad to say we have moved that amount to 50%. So, half of every dollar of revenue goes to support programs in: education, job creation and health & well-being in the African-American community. We work with many organizations to raise money for their needs. We have partnered with: Athletic associations, after-school programs, shelters, groups that help folks transition from welfare to being on their own, groups that help formerly incarcerated individuals get back to work and many other organizations that help improve the quality of life for those who need a helping hand. If you are associated with an organization, or know of an organization that would benefit from our help, please call or send us and email. We’ll get back to you right away and see what we can do to help.
Work With Us
We are always looking for great people to join our team and help us get "The Journal" in as many hands as possible. We offer substantial commission structure. Our motto is "Doing well by doing good!" If you are interested in joining our team and would like to hear more about our employment opportunities, please complete this brief form and a member of our team will reach out to you soon. Thank you for your interest.